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Roger Federer beats Dominic Thiem to keep alive ATP Finals hopes

Roger Federer is chasing a 100th career title at the ATP Finals Roger Federer recovered from his first-match nightmare to keep alive his hopes at the ATP Finals with a comfortable victory over Dominic Thiem. Switzerland’s Federer, knowing defeat would mean he would not advance from his group, beat the Austrian 6-2 6-3. The six-time champion had slumped to a shock defeat by Kei Nishikori on Sunday but he cut down on his errors to win. Next up for Federer on Thursday is Kevin Anderson, who beat Nishikori 6-0 6-1…

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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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Tottenham 2-1 PSV: Harry Kane scores to keep Champions League hopes alive

Harry Kane has 12 Champions League goals from 14 appearances for Tottenham Harry Kane inspired a dramatic late comeback by Tottenham to keep their Champions League hopes alive with victory over PSV Eindhoven at Wembley. Spurs were on the way out with 12 minutes left as they trailed to Luuk de Jong’s towering header, powered past goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, in for suspended Hugo Lloris, after 61 seconds. Tottenham were then frustrated by a superb display from PSV keeper Jeroen Zoet, who kept them at bay with a mixture of brilliance…

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Olympics: Calgary 2026 Games bid still alive after vote

(Reuters) – Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics remained alive after city council voted to proceed on Wednesday but hurdles remain with a Nov. 13 plebiscite still to be cleared. The bid had appeared dead on Tuesday after Calgary’s Olympic assessment committee recommended the city scrap plans over a funding row with the Canadian federal government. But it was brought back to life when the 15-member council allowed the bid to go forward by one vote. It was a heart-stopping victory for pro-Olympic backers, with councilors voting 8-7…

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Film Study: Seahawks ‘D’ alive and kicking

Earl Thomas’ injury in Week 4 was supposed to be a deathblow for the Seahawks’ defense, at least in 2018. Oct 28, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; (Left to right) Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers (37) cornerback Justin Coleman (28) and cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) celebrate after a turnover during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Already struggling, the unit lost a three-time All-Pro and the piece that tied together its Cover-3-heavy scheme. But after nearly pinning down the high-flying Rams…

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Spotify: Albums are alive and kicking in the streaming age

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drake’s God’s Plan is the top streamed song of 2018, he’s experimented with how his music is released over the last few years In 1948, New York’s Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra put out a recording of Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. You know the one – the release widely regarded as the first ever album. Since then, the format’s taken on various shapes and sizes, as fans listen to music in different ways. Although recent figures suggested UK sales had halved since 2010,…

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Maltese family keeps ancient salt-harvesting tradition alive

ZEBBUG, Malta (Reuters) – Under the scorching Maltese sun, Josephine Xuereb carefully sweeps salt originating from the Mediterranean Sea into small piles, a job generations of her family have done since 1860. Josephine Xuereb scoops salt into buckets at the salt pans at Xwejni, outside the village of Zebbug on the island of Gozo, Malta September 4, 2018. Picture taken September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi Xuereb, alongside her husband and mother, is collecting this summer’s harvest, which is less than in previous years because of bad weather. The family…

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Querrey fightback keeps U.S. Davis Cup hopes alive

ZADAR, Croatia (Reuters) – Understudy Sam Querrey came from the verge of two sets down to pull off a remarkable four-set victory over Croatia’s talisman Marin Cilic and draw the United States level at 2-2 in their Davis Cup World Group semi-final in Zadar on Sunday. Tennis – Davis Cup – World Group Semi-Final – Croatia v United States – Sportski centar Visnjik, Zadar, Croatia – September 16, 2018 Sam Querrey of the U.S. in action during his match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic REUTERS/Antonio Bronic Querrey, drafted in by U.S.…

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Missing for 30 years, but could this soldier be alive?

Igor Bilokurov went missing in Afghanistan in 1988 while he was a Soviet soldier. Originally from western Ukraine, his 78-year-old mother thought she’d never see him again and had given up hope. She even had a gravestone made. But earlier this year a man with some physical similarities to him approached a group of Ukrainians travelling in Afghanistan. Saying he suffers from memory loss, possibly as a result of injury, he claims to have no recollection of being Igor, but says he comes from the same part of Ukraine. Could…

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Dementia patients ‘come alive’ in singing classes

A 90-year-old woman “comes alive” during singing classes for dementia patients, her daughter has said. Pauline Goodger said the sessions in Wollaton, Nottingham, help her mother Alma to access memories of songs she knew in her youth. Patients appear to show improvements in their condition during the classes, according to their families. Research by the University of Nottingham has suggested singing “reaches parts of the brain that other things don’t reach”. You can see this story in full on BBC Inside Out East Midlands at 19:30 GMT on Monday on…

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